This is a NON-GUIDED daily pit lease. You will meet a CWGS guide the afternoon before the morning of your hunt at a predetermined location near the hunting grounds. Any remaining balances must be paid by cash only before hunting begins. We cannot accept checks or credit cards once duck season begins. All hunters in your group will be required to sign a release of liability waiver prior to hunting. Your guide will escort you to the hunting pit. Pit will be hunt ready when you arrive. Decoys will not be provided. We recommend bringing anywhere from 50 to 150 decoys for your spread. We also recommend bringing an ATV or side-by-side to get to and from the pits. The pit will be yours only for the # of days you have it leased. You are welcome to leave decoys out overnight in your field however we are not responsible for any equipment or decoys left in the fields overnight. Pit will be fully camo’d. These are 16 foot 6 man pits with either roll top lids or flip top lids and a dog box. 6 person max. If you have more than 6 people in your group, Contact Us to talk about other options for your group. Fields will be flooded in 3″ up to 15″ of water depending on location. We cannot control weather conditions and at times prolonged subfreezing temperatures will cause the flooded fields to ice over. You are welcome to break ice, run ice eaters or mallard machines to keep a hole open or hunt full body decoys over the ice. We do not offer refunds due to subfreezing weather conditions.
Our pits that we lease kill 700-1000 birds on average per year. These are proven killing holes with a lot of success. Depending on crop rotation, the fields will be in flooded rice, beans and/or millet. We do not allow hunting after 3 PM CDT on any of our farms.
Several of our farms are roosting holes and will roost anywhere from 5K to 50K birds every evening. We do this to ensure quality shooting throughout the season. We hunt our fields on a rotation. When you arrive your field will have had atleast 2 days or more rest. As any knowledgeable duck hunter knows, if you shoot the roost in the evening, the birds that are using your farm will leave and NOT come back! All shooting must end by 3 PM CDT.
CWGS manages the water level in our flooded fields with water control structures and boards. You are NOT allowed under any circumstance to mess with, modify, move or adjust any of the water control structures or boards. Any changes to water levels in the fields must be done by a Cupped Wings Guide Service guide ONLY.
You are welcome to bring your retrieving dog and any motion decoys like mallard machines or spinning wing decoys if you would like. Most of our pits are within a 300-600 yard walk from a gravel road. An ATV is not necessary, however if you would like to bring an ATV to get back and forth from the pit to your truck, please feel free to bring your own ATV. Please note that we strictly enforce a 10 mph speed limit on the levy roads throughout our farms.
Self Guided Daily Pit Lease: $600 (for up to 6 hunters in your group)
Lodging: $0 – Not Included
Meals: $0 – Not Included
+ $150/person/day for each additional hunters over 6 persons.
Optional: Ice Eater Rental $100 ea. /day (Requires a $1000 refundable deposit for each ice eater rented. When we receive the ice eater back in good working order, you will receive your deposit back. If the ice eater is damaged, returned in non-working order or kept then the deposit will not be refunded)
Optional: Generator Rental $100 ea. /day (Requires a $500 refundable deposit for each generator rented. When we receive the generator back in good working order, you will receive your deposit back. If the generator is damaged, returned in non-working order or kept then the deposit will not be refunded)
Note: Ice eater rentals and generator rentals are on a first come first serve basis. Availability is determined at the time of request. No guarantee an ice eater or generator will be available. Ice eater and/or generator must be returned by the last day of your scheduled hunt with CWGS.